Jim Tankersley alerted us all to …
” The Inequality Speech That TED Won’t Show You: Prepare to meet Nick Hanauer. He’s a venture capitalist from Seattle who was the first non-family investor in Amazon.com. Today he’s a very rich man. And, somewhat jarringly, he’s screaming to anyone who will listen that he, and other wealthy innovators like him, doesn’t create jobs. The middle class does – and its decline threatens everyone in America, from the innovators on down. You’ll read a lot more about Hanauer in the next installation of Restoration Calls, which drops tomorrow. (here) In the meantime, check out the full text of a speech Hanauer gave in March at the TED University conference. You can’t find the talk online, because TED officials have declared it too politically controversial to post on their web site. You be the judge: “
You can hear it online now…at last.
If you would rather read it go to Tankersley’s excellent original post.